Anyway, I mention this because earlier this week we made some playdough and mixing all the fun colors inspired me to make a cake. Yes, it's a stretch, but that's where my mind goes. haha We also did an awesome Valentine's craft, but it's Liam's present for Daddy, so I'll have to keep it a secret for a little longer.
- 3/4 c. butter, at room temperature
- 3/4 c. sugar
- 3 eggs, at room temperature
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 c. flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- pinch of salt
- (food coloring)
- Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting (recipe below)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line and grease a deep 8 inch cake pan.
Cream together butter and sugar, beating for 5-10 minutes, to a fine white cream. Beat in the eggs, one at a time and mix in the vanilla. Sift in the flour, baking powder, and salt and mix until just combined.
Divide batter in to four or five small bowls and mix a different color into each bowl. Drop spoonfuls of the different colors into prepared cake pan. Use a knife or toothpick to swirl around and even out the top of the cake.
Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
- 1/2 c. cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1/4 c. salted butter, at room temperature
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 - 1 tsp ground cinnamon (to taste)
Cream together cream cheese and butter. Mix in vanilla and cinnamon. *Note: start with 1/2 tsp of cinnamon and add more if you want a stronger flavor.* Frost cake. Enjoy!